Mobilizing Majorana fermions

Chiral Majorana fermion modes in a quantum anomalous Hall insulator-superconductor structure
Authors: Qing Lin He, Lei Pan, Alexander L. Stern, Edward C. Burks, Xiaoyu Che, Gen Yin, Jing Wang, Biao Lian, Quan Zhou, Eun Sang Choi, Koichi Murata, Xufeng Kou, Zhijie Chen, Tianxiao Nie, Qiming Shao, Yabin Fan, Shou-Cheng Zhang, Kai Liu, Jing Xia, and Kang L. Wang
Science 357, 294-299 (2017); arXiv:1606.05712

Recommended with a commentary by Jason Alicea, Caltech.
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JCCM_July_2017_01

A frictional transition is not fictional

Revealing the frictional transition in shear thickening suspensions
Authors: Cécile Cavaud, Antoine Bérut, Bloen Metzger, and Yoël Forterre
PNAS 114, 5147 (2017)

Recommended with a commentary by Bulbul Chakraborty, Brandeis University.
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JCCM_July_2017_02

Classic rock revival

1. High pressure floating-zone growth of perovskite nickelate LaNiO3 single crystals
Authors: Junjie Zhang, Hong Zheng, Yang Ren and J. F. Mitchell
arXiv:1705.00570

2. LaNiO3 – a highly metallic and antiferromagnetic strongly correlated transition metal oxide
Authors: Z. W. Li, H. Guo, Z. Hu, L. Zhao, C.-Y. Kuo, W. Schmidt, A. Piovano, T. W. Pi, D. I. Khomskii, L. H. Tjeng and A. C. Komarek
arXiv:1705.02589

Recommended with a commentary by Leon Balents, Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics, UCSB.
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JCCM_June_2017_01

New bound on the precision of the fractional charge in a fractional quantum Hall fluid

Direct Comparison of Fractional and Integer Quantized Hall Resistance
Authors: Franz J. Ahlers, Martin Götz, and Klaus Pierz
arXiv:1703.05213

Recommended with a commentary by Steven A. Kivelson, Stanford University.
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JCCM_June_2017_02

How cells overcome their topological troubles

Compaction and segregation of sister chromatids via active loop extrusion
Authors: Anton Goloborodko, Maxim V. Imakaev, John F. Marko, Leonid Mirny
eLife 5, e14864 (2016)

Recommended with a commentary by Helmut Schiessel, Leiden University.
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JCCM_June_2017_03

Machine learning versus human understanding

1. Self-Learning Monte Carlo Method: Continuous-Time Algorithm
Authors: Yuki Nagai, Huitao Shen, Yang Qi, Junwei Liu, and Liang Fu
arXiv:1705.06724

2. Can Boltzmann Machines Discover Cluster Updates?
Authors: Lei Wang
arXiv:1702.08586

Recommended with a commentary by Anton Akhmerov, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft.
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JCCM_May_2017_01

Robust even denominator Fractional Quantum Hall State

1. Robust fractional quantum Hall states and continuous quantum phase transitions in a half-filled bilayer graphene Landau level
Authors: Alexander A. Zibrov, Carlos. R. Kometter, Haoxin Zhou, Eric M. Spanton,
Takashi Taniguchi, Kenji Watanabe, Michael P. Zaletel, and Andrea F. Young
arXiv:1611.07113

2. Even denominator fractional quantum Hall state in bilayer graphene
Authors: J. I. A. Li, C. Tan, S. Chen, Y. Zeng, T. Taniguchi, K. Watanabe, J. Hone, and C.R.
Dean
arXiv:1705.07846

Recommended with a commentary by Patrick Lee, MIT.
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JCCM_May_2017_02

Using the fluid to guide microswimmers

Squirmers in nematic liquid crystals: Guiding microswimmers by an
anisotropic medium

Authors: Juho S. Lintuvuori, Alois Würger, and Kevin Stratford
arXiv:1705.02147

Recommended with a commentary by Thomas R. Powers, Brown University.
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JCCM_May_2017_03

From traffic jams on RNA to the quantum mechanics of spin chains

1. Kinetics of biopolymerization on nucleic acid templates
Authors: C. T. MacDonald, J. H. Gibbs and A. C. Pipkin
Biopolymers, 6(1), pp.1-25 (1968)

2. Bethe solution for the dynamical-scaling exponent of the noisy Burgers equation
Authors: Leh-Hun Gwa and Herbert Spohn
Phys. Rev. A 46, 844 (1992)

3. Exactly Solvable Models for Many-Body Systems Far from Equilibrium
Authors: G.M. Schütz and K.J. Wiese
Vol.19, Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena, edited by Domb and Green (2001)

Recommended with a commentary by Robijn Bruinsma, University of California, Los Angeles.
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JCCM_April_2017_01

Spinning Spins

1. Barnett effect in paramagnetic states
Authors: Masao Ono, Hiroyuki Chudo, Kazuya Harii, Satoru Okayasu, Mamoru Matsuo, Jun’ichi Ieda, Ryo Takahashi, Sadamichi Maekawa, and Eiji Saitoh
Phys. Rev. B 92, 174424 (2015)

2. Observation of Barnett fields in solids by nuclear magnetic resonance
Authors: Hiroyuki Chudo, Masao Ono, Kazuya Harii, Mamoru Matsuo, Jun’ichi Ieda, Rie Haruki, Satoru Okayasu, Sadamichi Maekawa, Hiroshi Yasuoka1 and Eiji Saitoh
Applied Physics Express 7, 063004 (2014)

3. Rotational Doppler Effect and Barnett Field in Spinning NMR
Authors: Hiroyuki Chudo, Kazuya Harii, Mamoru Matsuo, Jun’ichi Ieda, Masao Ono, Sadamichi Maekawa, and Eiji Saitoh
J. Phys. Soc. Japan 84, 043601 (2015)

4. Spin hydrodynamic generation
Authors: R. Takahashi, M. Matsuo, M. Ono, K. Harii, H. Chudo, S. Okayasu, J. Ieda, S. Takahashi, S. Maekawa, and E. Saitoh
Nature Physics 12, 52 (2016)

Recommended with a commentary by S. M. Girvin, Yale University.
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JCCM_April_2017_02

Time crystals without localization?

Observation of discrete time-crystalline order in a disordered dipolar many-body system
Authors: Soonwon Choi, Joonhee Choi, Renate Landig, Georg Kucsko, Hengyun Zhou, Junichi Isoya, Fedor Jelezko, Shinobu Onoda, Hitoshi Sumiya, Vedika Khemani, Curt von Keyserlingk, Norman Y. Yao, Eugene Demler, and Mikhail D. Lukin
Nature 543, 221225 (2017), arXiv:1610.08057

Recommended with a commentary by Rahul Nandkishore, University of Colorado at Boulder.
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JCCM_April_2017_03

Optically driven superconductivity

Theory of enhanced interlayer tunneling in optically driven high-Tc superconductors.
Authors: J. Okamoto, A. Cavalleri, and L. Mathey.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 227001 (2016), arXiv:1606.09276

Recommended with a commentary by Atsushi Fujimori, University of Tokyo.
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JCCM_March_2017_01

Quizzing active matter: one’s ability to solve a maze depends on one’s behaviour

Active Brownian particles and run-and-tumble particles separate inside a maze.
Authors: M. Khatami, K. Wolff, O. Pohl, M.R. Ejtehadi, and H. Stark.
Scientific Reports 6, Article No: 37670 (2016) [doi:10.1038/srep37670], arXiv:1611.00191

Recommended with a commentary by Ramin Golestanian, Oxford University.
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JCCM_March_2017_02

Majorana fermions and half-quantum vortices in superfluid 3-He

Observation of Half-Quantum Vortices in Topological Superfluid 3-He.
Authors: S. Autti, V. V. Dmitriev, J. T. Maskinen, A. A. Soldatov, G. E. Volovik, A. N. Yudin, V. V. Zavjalov and V. B. Eltsov.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 255301 (2016), arXiv:1508.02197

Recommended with a commentary by Tony Leggett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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JCCM_March_2017_03

Renormalizing complex models: It is hard without Landau!

1. Parameter Space Compression Underlies Emergent Theories and Predictive Models.
Authors: Benjamin B. Machta, Ricky Chachra, Mark K. Transtrum, and James P. Sethna.
Science 342, 604-607 (2013)

2. PCA meets RG.
Authors: Serena Bradde and William Bialek.
arXiv:1610.09733

Recommended with a commentary by Ilya Nemenman, Emory University.
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JCCM_February_2017_01

Quantum simulation of Hubbard model

1. Experimental realization of a long-range antiferromagnet in the Hubbard model with ultracold atoms.
Authors: A. Mazurenko, C. S. Chiu, G. Ji, M. F. Parsons, M. Kanasz-Nagy, R. Schmidt, F. Grusdt, E. Demler, D. Greif, and M. Greiner.
arXiv:1612.08436

Recommended with a commentary by Dung-Hai Lee, University of California, Berkeley.
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JCCM_February_2017_02

No Go Theorems in Interacting Fermions

1. Pomeranchuk instability and response beyond the quasiparticle regime.
Authors: Egor I. Kiselev, Mathias S. Scheurer, Peter Wölfle, and Jörg Schmalian.
arXiv:1611.01442

2.Conservation and persistence of spin currents and their relation to the Lieb-Schulz-Mattis twist operators.
Authors: N. Bray-Ali and Z. Nussinov.
Phys. Rev. B 80, 012401 (2009)

Recommended with a commentary by Chandra Varma, University of California, Riverside.
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JCCM_February_2017_03

The Mystery of SmB6 : Topological or Strange Insulator?

1. Consistency of Photoemission and Quantum Oscillations for Surface States of SmB6.
Authors: J. D. Denlinger, Sooyoung Jang, G. Li, L. Chen, B. J. Lawson, T. Asaba, C. Tinsman, F. Yu, Kai Sun, J. W. Allen, C. Kurdak, Dae-Jong Kim, Z. Fisk, Lu Li.
arXiv:1601.07408

2. Low-temperature conducting state in two candidate topological Kondo insulators: SmB6 and Ce3Bi4Pt3
Authors: N. Wakeham, P. FS. Rosa, Y. Q. Wang, M. Kang, Z. Fisk. F. Ronning and J. D. Thompson.
Phys. Rev. B 94, 0351275 (2016)

3. Anomalous 3D bulk AC conduction within the Kondo gap of SmB6 single crystals.
Authors: N. J. Laurita, C. M. Morris, S. M. Koohpayeh, P. F. S. Rosa, W. A. Phelan, Z. Fisk, T. M. McQueen, N. P. Armitage.
arXiv:1608.03901, Phys. Rev. B 94, 165154 (2016)

4. Suppression of magnetic excitations near the surface of the topological Kondo insulator SmB6.
Authors: P. K. Biswas, M. Legner, G. Balakrishnan, M. Ciomaga Hatnean, M. R. Lees, D. McK. Paul, E. Pomjakushina, T. Prokscha, A. Suter, T. Neupert and Z. Salman.
arXiv:1701.00955, Phys. Rev. B 95, 020410(R) (2017)

Recommended with a commentary by Piers Coleman, Rutgers.
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JCCM_January_2017_01

High Tc and the Materials Genome

1. High-Pressure Hydrogen Sulfide from First Principles: A Strongly Anharmonic Phonon-Mediated Superconductor.
Authors: Ion Errea, Matteo Calandra, Chris J. Pickard, Joseph Nelson, Richard J. Needs, Yinwei Li, Hanyu Liu, Yunwei Zhang, Yanming Ma and Francesco Mauri.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 157004 (2015)

2. Perspective: Role of Structure Prediction in Materials Discovery and Design.
Authors: Richard J. Needs and Chris J. Pickard.
APL Materials 4, 053210 (2016)

Recommended with a commentary by Zachary Fisk (U. C. Irvine), Warren E. Pickett (U. C. Davis) and Joe. D. Thompson (Los Alamos).
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JCCM_January_2017_02

Topological meta-fluids

1. Topological Acoustics.
Authors: Zhaoju Yang, Fei Gao, Xihang Shi, Xiao Lin, Zhen Gao, Yidong Chong, and Baile Zhang.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 114301 (2015)

2. Topological sound in active-liquid metamaterials.
Authors: Anton Souslov, Benjamin C. van Zuiden, Denis Bartolo, and Vincenzo Vitelli.
ArXiv: 1610.06873

Recommended with a commentary by M. Cristina Marchetti, Syracuse University.
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JCCM_January_2017_03

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